Bee Wolf Wasp
Beewolves (genus Philanthus), also known as bee-hunters or bee-killer wasps, are solitary, predatory wasps, most of which prey on bees, hence their common name. The adult females dig tunnels in the ground for nesting, while the territorial males mark twigs and other objects with pheromones to claim the territory from competing males.
''Philanthus triangulum'', commonly known as the European beewolf or the bee-eating philanthus , is a solitary wasp that lives in Europe and Northern Africa. Although the adults of the species are herbivores , the species derives its name from the behavior of the inseminated females, who hunt Western honey bees. The female places several of its paralyzed prey together with an egg in a small underground chamber, to serve as food for the wasp larvae. All members of the genus ''Philanthus'' hunt various.. more